PASSCAL science planning


  • Bill Ellsworth,

  • Larry Braile


The Program for Array Seismic Studies of the Continental Lithosphere (PASSCAL) is one of two major scientific initiatives organized this year under Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS). PASSCAL is a cooperative program open to the whole earth science community. Participation is through PASSCAL committees, which are open to all interested scientists.

The Science Planning and Coordination Committee of PASSCAL will hold an experiment planning meeting at the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco. The meeting will be held Tuesday, December 4, 3–5 P.M. in Room 327 of the Convention Center. All interested earth scientists are encouraged to participate in this meeting and to help develop plans for cooperative experiments for studying the continental lithosphere. Experiments that can be realized with existing instrumentation, as well as with the PASSCAL instruments currently under development, are encouraged. Topics to be discussed at the meeting include review of science planning and coordination activities of PASSCAL, review of ongoing lithospheric seismology experiments, discussion of proposed experiments, and general discussion of science plan ning activities.